Itâ€™s hereâ€¦that time of year when we look to our less healthy habits and try to quit them, or at least improve them where possible!
Letâ€™s Get This Detox Started!
One popular way of kick-starting a new, healthy approach is by detoxing. For some, detoxing is giving up one or two things â€“ alcohol for example â€“ and for others, itâ€™s about cleansing your system and heading into the New Year feeling refreshed and healthier.
While a few people favor an extreme approach to detoxing, for most of us, thatâ€™s not practical or desirable. Â Â Much more realistic is our simple, 3-point version that will enable you to …
Posted by: Rhona Reid On December 13, 2017 3:50 pm
Detox is for January.Â We will reach those cold, post-Christmas days soon enough.Â Our glittery Christmas dress hung away, its sparkle dimmed at the back of the closet and the freezer filled with little vacuum packs of turkey.
But for now, the buzzword is Pretox.
Prepare Your Body
From now until the start of the Christmas frenzy is the perfect time to prepare your body for the onslaught of less sleep, more socializing, rich food and higher levels of alcohol than you perhaps usually consume.
In order to feel strong and healthy over the holidays, so that youâ€™re always up for more festive fun, follow our five-point Pretox checklist!
Posted by: Rhona Reid On November 28, 2017 7:00 am
November 15 marked America Recycles Day, a joint initiative with Keep America Beautiful. Â Â Tens of thousands of people made a commitment to recycling and hundreds of events are taking place over the coming month to support this awesome cause. Â
Make a Pledge to the Planet
Interested in joining in? Â Why not make the America Recycles pledge to:
Learn. Â Â I will find out what materials are collected for recycling in my community.
Act. Â Within the next month, I will reduce the amount of waste I produce, I will recycle more, and I will buy products made with recycled content.
Share. Â In the next month, I will encourage one family member or
During the last few days, the New-York based Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) published a reportÂ regarding water violations across the nation, and uncovered some chilling truths.
The coast-to-coast study identified that an astonishing 1 in 4 households may not be drinking safe water.Â Thatâ€™s a shocking 77 million people at risk.
Looking the Other Way?
And you know whatâ€™s just as scary?Â No-oneâ€™s fixing it. Â Underfunded, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is virtually toothless.Â A lack of meaningful penalties and enforcement means that violations â€“ including arsenic and nitrate contamination â€“ go unchecked.Â
â€śAmerica is facing a nationwide drinking water crisis that goes well beyond lead contamination.Â The problem is two-fold:
Water ionizer plates are actually really fascinating to learn about.Â Whether your interest is mechanical, health-driven or aesthetic, ionizer plates are pretty fascinating things!
Why are Water Ionizer Plates so Important?
A water ionizer often rises or falls on a few key elements.Â One of those factors is the quality of its plates.
The electrically charged plates in an ionizer are a vital component in the ionization process.Â The filtered water flows over them in the electrolysis chamber enabling positive and negative electrical charges to pass through the liquid creating acidic and alkaline water.
The plates in a Tyent ionizer are something very special.Â We know …
Thereâ€™s an old gag about someone who was proud that theyâ€™d owned the same cheap yard brush for 20 years.Â During those two long decades of brushing, scrubbing and sweeping, the brush had only needed three new handles and 8 new brush heads.Â In other words, that cheap yard brush had probably ended up costing far more than a better quality brush that was rejected for being too expensive!
Bargain or Botch Job?
The same rationale applies to buying an ionizer.Â Buy too cheaply and be prepared to have your “bargain” repaired when it breaks down or its performance falters after only 6 months use.
The power of the review is awesome, and we donâ€™t use the word lightly.Â In ye olden days, before Google, if we bought something that rocked our world, weâ€™d tell our friends, our mom and our work colleagues so they could all go out and buy one as well.
Word of mouth, in other words.Â Now, we have the potential to reach thousands of people in the space of a day by posting our own reviews on the internet.Â Itâ€™s a powerful tool and one that should be respected by companies across the world; the message being, happy customers say good things about your product and service.
My grandmother, like so many of her generation, was big on preserves and finding ways of storing any surplus for leaner times.Â Part of the preserving process included canning, which meant that her pantry shelves were lined with dozens of bottles and jars containing everything from beans and artichokes, to jams and chicken.
Among this vision of bucolic bounty, I remember my grandmother sternly telling me about why it was so vital to bottle foods safely.Â The poisonous spores of botulism thrive where good canning practice isnâ€™t followed, and that particular deadly toxin cannot be seen, smelled or tasted.
In other words, danger isnâ€™t always immediately obvious. …